The 51st Grand Bell Awards went off without a hitch last night in Seoul, though apparently there was major behind-the-scenes conflict between the past and present organizers. It was also quite a dud of an affair with the wins mostly getting yawns or huhs from the netizens. That makes the ridiculous and unattractive red lace coochie showing bondage dress that budding actress Han Se Ah wore to the awards ceremony the most talked about “did you see that” moment of the entire event.
To think I was just feeling impressed that Korean awards attendees were all dressing well lately. Other than The Admiral: Roaring Currents making off with Best Picture and leading man Choi Min Shik getting Best Actor, the rest of the wins are a bit dubious if you ask me (and the majority peeved K-netizens). Check out the red carpet pics below with a full list of nominees and the winners. A lot of the nominees didn’t even attend the ceremony which further explains why it feels so underwhelming. Continue reading
The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading
Awwww, Jeon Ji Hyun can sell me anything. Toss in Lee Jung Jae and I pretty much just throw money at them so I can continue to stare at their collective cuteness. SK Telecom has brought them together for a … Continue reading
It’s the 5th year the Korean entertainment industry has run its annual Good Downloader Campaign aimed at curbing piracy and illegal downloads. Good luck with that, but the campaign always gets the most famous and gorgeous stars to participate and … Continue reading
Nothing screams dead heat of Summer than a nighttime VIP movie premiere in Seoul where all the stars attending were glistening with the combination of BB cream and sweat. Blotting paper for all! It was a parade of actors and … Continue reading
Hot off the presses comes the first ever look at the poster for the upcoming Choi Dong Hoon blockbuster heist movie The Thieves. Billed as the Asian version of Ocean’s Eleven, the cast of Korean and Hong Kong actors find … Continue reading
The upcoming Korean heist movie Thieves has a seriously mind boggling cast of Lee Jung Jae, Jeon Ji Hyun, Kim Hye Soo, Kim Yoon Seok (the undisputed box office winner of this Fall season with Wandeuki), and Kim Soo Hyun. … Continue reading
The tail end of 2011 for Korean dramas looks to be all about the cable networks. OCN has Vampire Prosecutor with Yeon Jung Hoon which is getting solid reviews for it’s edgy style, and shortly tvN will be debuting it’s first teen-targeted … Continue reading
The upcoming big-budget Korean movie Thieves, helmed by director Choi Dong-hoon (Tazza, The Big Swindle, and Jeon Woo Chi), has started filming this month. The entire cast is in Hong Kong for a primary location shoot, as the big heist in … Continue reading
Pardon me? Did I read the news story right? The casting has finally been confirmed for the upcoming blockbuster-in-the-making Korean movie Thieves. The first thing going through my mind is – oh hells yeah, Lee Jung Jae and Jeon Ji … Continue reading
I was going to title this post without the extra “y” at the end of the last word. So, you though this blog was going to be PG, or at most PG-13. Well, you thought wrong! … Continue reading
(LMHMG – you’ve got a loooong ways to go before you can do goth and still look as manly as these two) I guess I can write something about these two gentlemen, but then I doubt anyone would be reading … Continue reading
When watching dramas, if the story is gripping and the acting is stellar, everything just clicks into place. We are swept away by a cohesive wave of enjoyment, rarely taking the time to stop and analyze this and that.